Pastor’s Blog

  • Are You Smart Sheep?

    The bible makes it clear that believers and sheep have a lot of characteristics in common… now I know that this is not the most flattering comparison, but I am sorry to say that it is a valid comparison.   Sheep are know to be cowardly, stubborn and really not very smart in terms of doing things […]

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  • A Refreshing Reminder

    The Christmas season has come and gone and as we all prepare for the New Year, it should not be without reflection upon what 2011 has taught us.   In my own life, there have been many lessons from last year and for 2012 I have set some personal goals that God will have to […]

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  • Helper or Enabler, which one and I (Part 3 of 3)

    Part of this idea of becoming dysfunctional is that when a family member steps out of their responsibilities, many times other people in the family step up to the plate and overcompensate. Let’s say someone in your family… lets say Dad slips on the ice and he hurts his back and he has to miss […]

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  • Helper or Enabler, which one am I? (Part 2 of 3)

    Please forgive the length between these posts, we just got our Internet back after the storm. We are seeking to answer the question… Helper or Enabler, which one am I? In the last post, we came to 1 conclusion… The Body of Christ and the Family are interrelated and interdependent That means that each person […]

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  • Helper or Enabler, which one am I? (Part 1 of 3)

    As a parent or as a spouse, or as a pastor… many times the opportunity to help someone presents itself. Now I know that the Bible encourages and even commands us to help other people. The help that we provide to the unbeliever is a help that is supposed to introduce them to the love […]

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  • What to do when you are Criticized?

    Someone has said… “If you don’t want to be criticized then say nothing, do nothing and stand for nothing”. If you decide to speak openly… do something for God and stand on biblical truth… expect criticism. Now that we have that settled… what do we do when criticism comes. #1) Decide if there is any […]

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  • Introducing the Podcast of Tri-State Baptist Church

    Thanks to the those in the church who have expertise in this area, we now have a Podcast through the apple iTunes store. Now before you close this blog post and say, “That is not for me”, let me explain a few things. First – Why a Podcast? One of my passions is to make […]

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  • Learning Contentment

    It is amazing to me that we can live in a country of affluence and still be discontent. Many times it is because Christians tie contentment with material possessions or with life being on an even keel. In other words… as long as life is not in an upheaval and I have the latest gadget, […]

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  • Have we Thrown out the Baby of Standards?

    There was a time where spirituality in Independent Baptist Churches was measured by the outward standards that a person had…. we all know that a persons spirituality is a heart issue between them and the Lord Jesus Christ. However… here is the problem… in recent years, I have seen many people throwing out the baby […]

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